The Department of Education (DepEd) has announced that over 730,000 printed modules or 98.3% of its target are now ready for distribution.
Various school divisions confirmed that it already has schedules in place for the handing of the modules in time before classes formally open on October 5. These activities will be subject to the implementation and observance of health protocols as mandated by the Inter-Agency Task Force for COVID-19, or IATF.
Earlier, a group of educators, parents, learners, and development workers urged DepEd to exercise budget flexibility. The education bureau has noted it is taking strides to ensure learners have gadgets to aid in their studies. It also reassured the public that blended learning dry runs and simulations are being carried out in various school divisions offices (SDOs) and regional offices (ROs).
Classes were earlier disrupted in March as community quarantines were implemented all over the country due to the COVID-19 global health crisis. Under blended learning,
television, radio, and the Internet are to be combined as modes of instruction as face-to-face classes will be largely prohibited.
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